In my previous post I had this image. Meike (from Germany!) wrote and and asked if the three stained-glass windows under the porch were were upside-down as compared to the old image shown. I thought: huh? Then I looked at the old image…
…and could not see much. But…but…maybe Meike was right. So…
…I went looking for an image of the triple windows pre-restoration. And they looked like this. Today…
…they look like this. So, Meike is correct! The lower glass IS upside-down!
This is my fault as, after the stained-glass was restored, I am the one who set the glass into the wood sashes and glazed them.
Oddly, I think I like them better upside-down!
WILD & CRAZY UPDATE!
Just after writing the above, I looked again at the lower sashes.
They are, indeed, reversed from what they used to be.
But, they have actually been positioned correctly for the first time in 124-years!!!!!!!!
See the “edge” band of glass surrounding each window? The sorta gold strip of glass? See how, when looking at BOTH the upper and lower sash, it forms a “frame” around the glass?
This kind of “frame” is on all the stained-glass windows in the house and is a typical detail for old stained-glass.
See the “frame”?
This is the “old” image of the triple windows. The “frame” on the lower sashes was positioned incorrectly!!!!!!!! See? And this can only mean one thing. Somebody in 1894 screwed up. Not me!
Again, you can see how the glass is now “framed”.
I have to laugh at all this.
While writing the first part of the post I was punching myself in the head.
While writing the second part I was thinking: You are inadvertently brilliant!
And thanks, Meike from Germany!